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By Catherine Labarca

Together, a short film

Commissioned by YoungArts, Together, a short film unites the work of YoungArts award winners and notable guest artists in an enchanting animated short that underscores powerful messages of solidarity and interdependence.


About the film

The film came together with the help of the independent agency Psyop and its animation duo Igor+ Valentine along with CALLEN’s Brandon Mugar and Reuben Hower. The tandem worked with writers Brandon Mugar and Reuben Hower to craft the story and idea that features original drawings and unites the work of Leticia BajuyoZoë BuckmanDemetri Burke (2017 Visual Arts), Robert ChambersJulia ChiangPaula CrownIsabela Dos Santos (2011 Film & U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts), Glenn Espinosa (2016 Visual Arts), Shepard FaireyDara Girel-Mats (2019 Visual Arts), Sheree HovsepianKAWSYashua KlosJason KrausCatherine Labarca (2016 Visual Arts), Destiny Moore (2020 Visual Arts), José Parlá and Jean Shin (1990 Visual Arts & U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts).

Without Further Delay

Desmond Richardson’s Without Further Delay is a virtual dance performance bringing together nine 2021 YoungArts award winners from across the country.

About the performance

Commissioned by YoungArts in partnership with Aon, the performance investigates the current moment by exploring elements of isolation, confinement, communality and perseverance.

Choreographer Richardson has been hailed by The New York Times as among the greatest dancers of his time. He is a 1986 YoungArts award winner, the co-artistic director of Complexions Contemporary Ballet and a Tony Award nominee. The music for Without Further Delay was composed by fellow 1980 award winner and Grammy Award winner Terence Blanchard.

Featuring 2021 YoungArts Winners in Dance Arya Pratap, Brooks Landegger, Bryant Wright, Chelsea Correa, Christian Burse, Courtney McColley, Kelsey Lewis, Luc Simpson and Shalini Basu.

YoungArts at Home

A curated box of artistic objects, YoungArts at Home is inspired by the artists bringing us together in moments of imagination and community.

Each of its contents is created or produced by a YoungArts award winner, and includes a mask by Lizette Avineri (2007 Visual Arts), a puzzle with artwork by Ameya Okamoto (2018 Visual Arts & U.S Presidential Scholar in the Arts), postcards by ​Jordan Tiberio (2011 Photography) and a box designed with the artwork of Catherine Labarca (2016 Visual Arts). 

YoungArts at Home Together box